How to Buy a New Ford Online

Shopping for a vehicle online is a wonderful experience. The world has quickly transitioned to online shopping for many consumer goods, and the reason is obvious – it’s a far more convenient, efficient way to find what you need. Why shouldn’t buying a new Ford be the same way?

It should. Tuscaloosa Ford makes it easy to purchase the new Ford of your dreams without leaving your couch, desk, or wherever you prefer to shop. To make sure you understand the process and what to expect, we’ll lay out some of the basics below.

Gather Information to Start

The internet, at one point at least, was known as the “information superhighway”. This is an accurate description of what the web has to offer, and it’s certainly true in the world of automotive sales. Information that would have previously taken plenty of time and effort to track down is now available at the click of a button. That’s a great thing, as long as you know how to use that information properly.

Right here on our site, you can check out detailed information on every vehicle in our inventory. At the start of your search, try to avoid getting bogged down in the details. Instead of focusing on the minutia, see the big picture and figure out which of our vehicle options might be a good fit for your needs. For example, price is a great place to start when filtering out vehicles, as your budget is what it is and you likely don’t wish to exceed it. Other big picture points to monitor include how many passengers fit in each vehicle, what kind of engine or motor it uses, safety features, optional technology, and more.

Create a Top Two – or Three

When going through the car buying process online rather than in person at a dealership, it’s important to create a short list of your favorite options once you have done the big-picture scanning of our inventory that we discussed above. So, just as an example, you might decide after you have looked through the inventory that the Ford Escape and Bronco are your two favorite vehicles. These are not only SUVs that you like, but they also suit your needs in terms of price, capacity, etc.

It’s once you have narrowed down the selection to this type of short list that you can then get more serious about looking into the small details. How much more would it cost to get some of the comforts that you would like in each vehicle? Can you afford an upgraded trim with added tech and nicer seats? Get to know the lineup for each model, and you’ll quickly zero in on what exact model and trim will suit your needs.

Get In Touch

At some point, you will need to contact us directly to continue with the buying process. It’s great to shop online, and you can even go as far as figuring out exactly which model you want to buy, but then you’ll need to get in touch and make sure it is available. Like all dealerships, we do our best to keep our online inventory current, but vehicles can sell on the lot anytime. So, as soon as you identify a vehicle that you may want to purchase, reach out and determine if it is available for a test drive or to purchase right away.

Some Patience Required

While it would be great for all involved if the exact make and model you wanted to buy were always available, that’s just not how the car market works. Rather, you might need to watch our inventory for a while to see the right vehicle come up for sale. If you have already done your homework and you know exactly what you want to purchase, you’ll be ready to act quickly when the day comes. It’s also helpful to have your financing worked out so you can simply start the purchasing process when the time is right.

Is buying a Ford online right for you? That’s a personal preference question more than anything else, as you can certainly still choose to do things the “old-fashioned” way by coming into the dealership and talking with our team. Either way, the result will be a great deal on a quality vehicle that is going to serve your family nicely over the coming years. We look forward to serving you!

For more information please contact us today!